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Thomas Kail, Sheryl Kaller & More Set for SAY's One Act Plays, 10/31-11/1Thomas Kail, Sheryl Kaller & More Set for SAY's One Act Plays, 10/31-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (www.say.org) (formerly Our Time) will be presenting four original One-Act Plays written and directed by teens who stutter, and performed by professional actors. The teens are part of the organization's innovative Confident Voices program, which helps kids who stutter find their voice. (more...)

9 Filmmakers And 8 Projects Selected For The Film Independent 2014 Producing Lab9 Filmmakers And 8 Projects Selected For The Film Independent 2014 Producing Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, is pleased to announce the producers selected for its 14 th annual Producing Lab. The 2014 Producing Lab is supported by lead funderTime Warner Foundation. Additional funding is provided by theAlfred P. Sloan Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. The four-week intensive program is designed to help filmmakers develop skills as creative independent producers.Producers participate with a feature length narrative project that they are in the process of producing. Through the lab, Fellows develop a strategy and action plan to bring their current projects to fruition. The lab also helps to further the careers of the Producing Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of independent producing. (more...)

Annie MacRae Named New Associate Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater CompanyAnnie MacRae Named New Associate Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that Annie MacRae has been appointed the company's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with John Tartaglia!BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with John Tartaglia!
by Ken Womble - Sep 12, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from John Tartaglia! (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre to Bring LEGALLY BLONDE to the Franklin TheatreBoiler Room Theatre to Bring LEGALLY BLONDE to the Franklin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

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Waterfront Theatre School to Stage LEGALLY BLONDE from 27 AugustWaterfront Theatre School to Stage LEGALLY BLONDE from 27 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Waterfront Theatre Company returns to The Masque Theatre in Muizenburg this month with yet another musical that celebrates Women's Month: LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL! With a book by Heather Hach and a score by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, this new production of the popular Broadway show will be brought to life by Paul Griffiths (director), Garth Tavares (musical director) and William Jones (choreography). (more...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage SeriesCHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tina Fey Goes Backstage at HEATHERS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Tina Fey Goes Backstage at HEATHERS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

How VERY fetch! MEAN GIRLS creator Tina Fey was spotted with her husband Jeff Richmond on Sunday night at the hit musical HEATHERS at New World Stages in New York. Scroll down for a photo of Fey with the cast! (more...)

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World PremieresNNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 28- August 3, 2014Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 28- August 3, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 27, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week, including: Under the Covers, The Lady with the Torch, Dare to Dream, A Taylor Swift Love Story, and Freestyle Love Supreme. (more...)

MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project TheaterMTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE and THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE to Headline Cockpit in Court's Summer 2014 SeasonLEGALLY BLONDE and THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE to Headline Cockpit in Court's Summer 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Following on the heels of the opening for its children's production - 'Annie, Jr.' July 11- 20, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre brings two new offerings to the stage the weekend of July 18 and 19: 'Legally Blonde - The Musical' and 'The Tale of the Allergist's Wife.' Cockpit in Court, in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, presents these productions in the College Community Center (formerly the B Building), CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

DTC Accepting Applications for Second Year of the Dallas Playwrights' WorkshopDTC Accepting Applications for Second Year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Playwright-in-Residence Will Power announced today details for the second year of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. In addition to a new class of playwrights entering into the program, participants from last year will display their work at two public readings. DTC is currently accepting applications for the 2014-15 Dallas Playwrights' Workshop. The application deadline is Monday, July 14. (more...)

EPAC Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, 7/24-8/9EPAC Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, 7/24-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will present the hilarious musical comedy Legally Blonde July 24 - August 9 at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. This fun-filled delight follows Elle Woods as her life is turned upside-down when her righteous boyfriend dumps her to go to Harvard Law School…as if! Elle is like, totally determined to get her boyfriend back and uses her valley girl charm to get herself into Harvard, where she finds learning a gnarly challenge. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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